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HIST:714 Allenby's Victories10/04-10/04  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN_CN-MC 128 * * * Although WW1 is known for trench warfare, in this class we will discuss campaigns of movement. British General Sir Edmund Allenby waged a victorious campaign which started in the second half of 1917 and continued to the end of the First World War. It resulted in the destruction of the Turkish army in the Levant, and the liberation of what is now Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon from Turkish rule. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71617
  • Meeting Dates= 10/04-10/04
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 128
  • Instructor= Thomas Hoff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:708 Armchair Architecture11/01-11/01  

* * * FEES ADJUSTED. CLASS NOW $19. WAS $39.* * * From early French construction to Classical to Mid-Century Modern, the St. Louis area abounds with beautiful buildings. Join us in the classroom as we view and discuss what makes us so unique. This class is a perfect precursor to the Architecture in St. Louis class. Bring a sack lunch. Cost for adults 60 and over $15.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71613
  • Meeting Dates= 11/01-11/01
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Continuing Educ Bld CE
  • Instructor= Joan Huisinga
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:714 Battle of the Bulge10/16-10/16  

This was Hitler's last gamble for a victory on the Western Front, and it caught the Allies completely by surprise. Come learn about the U.S. Army's largest battle and see how it triumphed against all odds. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71618
  • Meeting Dates= 10/16-10/16
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 116
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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HIST:703 Bogged Down in Soggy Boots: America's War in Vietnam10/26-10/26  

In 1965, twenty years after the first American was killed in Vietnam, American combat troops arrived there. Virtually unconstrained by legal limitations, President Lyndon Johnson had made clear (kind of) his intention to pursue the war he had inherited. This second installment of American involvement in Vietnam will focus on that which followed the disputed August 1964 Tonkin Gulf Incident. It will explore key events in the Vietnam experience through 1973, when the last American combat troops departed the defoliated jungle. This session will also discuss the role of American decision makers, not least of all Presidents Johnson and Nixon, in directing the course of the war. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71606
  • Meeting Dates= 10/26-10/26
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= STLCC-South County 120
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:714 Lafayette, We Are Here! The First Actions of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI10/25-10/25  

The first actions of the American Expeditionary Force in World War One. Cantigny, Belleau Wood, Chateau Thierry and the fighting to the Vesle. There was a lot of concern among the Entente powers about the American ability to fight when we entered the war. In the fighting during the spring of 1918, we proved we could. And we set the stage for the Argonne offensive, the biggest battle America has ever fought. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71619
  • Meeting Dates= 10/25-10/25
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 108
  • Instructor= Thomas Hoff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:702 Lights in the Window12/05-12/05  

This is the story of the life of the presenter's father and his fascination with all things Christmas. He came from very humble beginnings as an Old Newsboy at the beginning of the last century with a talent for helping others enjoy Christmas to the fullest. Come with the storyteller as she recounts Christmases of the past through vintage photos and Christmas scenes. The storyteller's father was the creator of many beautiful snow villages that occasionally can be seen today. Join us in sharing the delights of the "lights in the window" and be inspired to share your own remembrances and perhaps record your own family stories. Cost for adults 60 and over $9.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71609
  • Meeting Dates= 12/05-12/05
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 202
  • Instructor=  STAFF
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:765 Politics and Religion09/28-09/28  

* * * CLASS WITHDRAWN G-115* * * * * * ROOM CHANGE: NOW G 115, WAS G 327 * * * To begin to understand today's hot issues surrounding religion and politics in the U.S., we have to start with what the Constitution and the founding fathers said about the separation of church and state. Using speeches, letters and articles, we'll examine historical issues that have brought politics and religion face-to-face. We'll conclude with a discussion of Senator John Danforth's writing on faith and politics. Join us for a lively, thought-provoking evening. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71623
  • Meeting Dates= 09/28-09/28
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 115
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:710 Russia's Role in the Syrian Civil War10/02-10/02  

The conflict in Syria began as a part of the Arab Spring protest of 2011. This war has continued to be a major geopolitical conflict drawing in Regional and World Powers. In 2014 the Russian Federation entered the conflict.This course will explore Russian motives for intervening on behalf of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71615
  • Meeting Dates= 10/02-10/02
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Forest Park - G Tower 325
  • Instructor= Timothy Neckermann
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:705 Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior, Chief, Medicine Man, Legend10/24-10/24  

* * * DATE INCORRECT IN BROCHURE. CORRECT DATE 10/24. WAS 10/10 IN BROCHURE.* * * Sitting Bull was a remarkable Lakota warrior who rose to become chief and eventually spiritual leader of the Sioux. His aggressive stand against the encroachment of settlers west led to the victory at Little Bighorn yet tragedy at Wounded Knee. Join us for an evening of remembrance as we discuss this legendary man. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71686
  • Meeting Dates= 10/24-10/24
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Vincent Heier
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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  The Border War: 1854-186509/21-09/21  

The "Border War" began almost immediately when Kansas was opened for settlement in 1854, seven years before the Civil War officially began. Missouri was a divided state, and Kansas was a divided state. It was a "war" between people that had strong opposing sentiments and lifestyles at stake. Doug Schneider will describe events on the border before the Civil War, and during the Civil War, when Federal troops burned homes, farms, and towns-2,200 square miles of Missouri-the burnt area was larger than the state of Delaware. Doug will also talk about some men of the Border War who decided not to lay down their arms just because the Civil War was over. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71607
  • Meeting Dates= 09/21-09/21
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 104
  • Instructor= Douglas Schneider
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:710 The Russian Revolution09/12-09/12  

2017 is the centennial of the Russian Revolutions that first overthrew the Czar and then brought the Communists to power, led to Russia's withdrawal from World War I and set in motion the struggle between the capitalist West and the Communist world. Its wake would be felt until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 and its echoes continues to this day. Spend an evening examining causes and course of this revolution that ranks with the American and French Revolutions in its impact on world history. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71614
  • Meeting Dates= 09/12-09/12
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 205
  • Instructor= James Gallen
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:708 The Underground Railroad in the St. Louis Area09/26-09/26  

The Underground Railroad was a covert network of safe houses linked by rivers and paths that transported slaves to designated free states in the first half of the 19th century. In this class, we'll discuss the Underground Railroad and slave burial sites in our St. Louis metropolitan region. The discussion will also focus on plantations, burial grounds, and paths to freedom in the area now known as Wildwood. Aspects of African-American history including symbolic quilts, slave hunters, free Black settlements, and the so-called 'contraband camps' for escaped slaves will be covered. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71612
  • Meeting Dates= 09/26-09/26
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 104
  • Instructor= Julie Nicolai
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:703 Toes into Quagmire: How America Came to Care about Vietnam10/19-10/19  

Prior to France's defeat there, most Americans would have been unable to find Vietnam on a map. How then, sometime between the end of World War II and the Johnson Administration, did it come to occupy center stage in our foreign policy? This course will explore the back story of Western (and Eastern) involvement in Vietnam leading up to the Tonkin Gulf Incident. It will discuss American interest in Vietnam in the context of Cold War politics and introduce students to the internal dynamics of this tropical, primitive state just larger than New Mexico. Whether you lived through the period during which America grew increasingly interested in Vietnam or arrived later, and are still attempting to determine what we were doing over there, join us. We look forward to hearing a range of perspectives. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71605
  • Meeting Dates= 10/19-10/19
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= STLCC-South County 104
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:704 Union Cavalry in Civil War09/19-09/19  

The horse soldiers in the Union army at the outset of the Civil War were at most confined to escort duties while the Confederate cavalry, especially under JEB Stuart, we're an active arm for the rebels success. That began to change before Gettysburg when the reorganization of the Union army made the cavalry an effective tool in victory. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71687
  • Meeting Dates= 09/19-09/19
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Vincent Heier
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:727 Water: The Middle East's Other Precious Resource09/14-09/14  

* * * ROOM CHANGE: NOW BA 112, WAS CN 226 * * * Though the Middle East contains roughly half of the world's proven oil reserves and five percent of its people, it boasts a meager one percent of its renewable water supply. An elaborate system of canals, pipelines, wells, underground aquifers and other creations struggles to bring clean, sufficient water to the region's people. In the best of times, the supply is barely adequate. In times of turmoil, as the modern era undoubtedly is, lack of access to water threatens the population's crops, livelihood, health, and survival. Please join us for a look at the Middle East's other precious resource, on which its people depend even more than oil. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71622
  • Meeting Dates= 09/14-09/14
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Katie Young
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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HIST:714 World War I-191711/02-11/02  

1917 was the year that unrestricted submarine warfare and the Zimmerman Telegram promising Mexico aid in recovering its lost territories in the American Southwest drove the United States out of its neutrality and into declarations of war against Germany and Austria-Hungary. In Europe Canada won national honor at Vimy Ridge and the bloodbath continued at Ypres, Passchendaele, and northern Italy. Russia was convulsed in revolution and entered into an armistice while the Middle East was being reshaped. Spend an evening examining a year that so shaped the world in which we live. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71620
  • Meeting Dates= 11/02-11/02
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 205
  • Instructor= James Gallen
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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  WWII: Italian Campaign11/06-11/06  

Largely forgotten after D-Day and too often ignored by historians, come and learn about the Allied drive up the Italian boot. See what happened and why it matters. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71621
  • Meeting Dates= 11/06-11/06
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 205
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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  WWII: Market Garden09/18-09/18  

The attempt to seize the bridges over the Rhine in September of 1944 was both the largest airborne operation in history and a catastrophic defeat for the Allies. Come learn what happened and what went right and wrong from the U.S., British, and German perspective. Cost for adults 60 and over $18.50.

  • Registration Code= 201725 71616
  • Meeting Dates= 09/18-09/18
  • Meeting Days= M
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 205
  • Instructor= John Ketcherside
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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